Keshav Prasad Goenka
Born1912 (1912)
Died1983 (1984)
Known forGoenka Group
SpouseRukmani Devi
Children5; including R. P. Goenka[1]
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Keshav Prasad Goenka (1912–1983)[2] was an Indian businessman, industrialist, and one of the leaders among the earlier generations of the Goenka business family.[3] His father, Badridas Goenka, was the nephew of Ramdutt Goenka, the founder of the Group.[4] He was credited with contributions in expanding the business group by acquisitions, such as those of Duncan Brothers and Octavius Steel, two British trading houses[5] and several other business houses.[6] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1969, for his contributions to Indian industry.[7] Goenka, a Marwari by birth,[8] was married to Rukmani Devi, and the couple had three sons and two daughters.[9] R. P. Goenka, the eldest among sons, was the founder of RPG Group.[10]

See also


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  2. ^ Reed, Stanley (1950). The Indian And Pakistan Year Book And Who's Who 1950. Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. p. 679. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Margaret Herdeck, Gita Piramal (1985). India's Industrialists, Volume 1. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 430. ISBN 9780894104152.
  4. ^ Geoff Hiscock (2008). India's Global Wealth Club: The Stunning Rise of Its Billionaires and Their Secrets of Success. John Wiley & Sons. p. 294. ISBN 9780470822388.
  5. ^ "Why Mamata Banerjee threatens to take over Duncans Goenka group". ReDiff Money. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ "An Interview with Rama Prasad, Goenka Group, India". Tharawat. 3 July 2013. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ "R.P. Goenka, an industrialist with an appetite for risk, dies at 83". Live Mint. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Birth of a Tycoon". Open. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Indian Industrialist Rama Prasad Goenka Dies". Forbes. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2016.